Burmese Shrimp and Avocado Salad

On the side of the world I grew up in, avocado is a fruit strictly for smoothies and ice cream, smothered in evaporated milk or condensed milk. Then a guacamole came into my life, enlightening me that avocados can be much more than a sweet-creamy fare. While I still love them in my desserts, I... Continue Reading →

Chicken and Potato Curry

Who else gets more excited about the potatoes than chicken itself when you make a chicken curry? Though their purpose is to bulk up the portion and temper the spices, I always opt for creamy potatoes that truly bring out the cozy warmth of the curry. They perfectly soak up the layers of flavors from... Continue Reading →

Shrimp and Coconut Curry Pasta

If you are open enough to accept that pasta can still be delicious without EVOO, butter, cheese or tomatoes, you will love this recipe. East meets West in a silky, smooth way through this shrimp and coconut curry pasta which is made keeping in mind all those delightful flavors of Burmese coconut noodle soup, ohn-no-kao-swe.... Continue Reading →

Burmese Fried Pork Balls

In a country where fish cakes and shrimp balls are considered classic staples, meatballs usually do not make many appearances in Burmese food scene. When they do, they are cooked again in onion-tomato based gravy for a curry with potatoes. To allow the seasonings of the gravy to seep inside the meatballs, we skimp on... Continue Reading →

Chicken Salad

Burmese salads are perfect for the free spirit because they allow you to pick what goes in your salad to the very detail. The sky is your limit and your tongue is the best judge. Even something as simple as chicken salad gives you the freedom to make choices from wonderful array of components. Start... Continue Reading →

Red Lentil Soup

I have had the longest summer in my life this year from March till now, 3 months back in Yangon and 5 months here in Houston. So, a big temperature drop last night got me pulling out comfy sweaters and homey soup recipes to finally savor the cool, crisp atmosphere of fall outside. I did... Continue Reading →

Garlic Oil Noodles

  The name says it all that there is only two main components to this recipe, garlic oil and noodles.  However, there is this particular depth of flavor screaming it is not that simple! The secret lies in making garlic oil as the charm of the recipe comes from this assertive flavors of aromatic oil... Continue Reading →

Bachelor’s Chicken Curry

The origin of “Bachelor's Chicken Curry” Every time my grandma made this dish, I would nag her to repeatedly tell me the story behind it. I believe the same story is told in all households in Burma. This chicken curry is known to be originated from the recipes created by group of bachelors residing in... Continue Reading →

Kneaded Fish Rice

Originated from the Inle Lake, which sits on the plateau amidst the Shan Hills in the Eastern part of the Country, this one-dish recipe is not to be missed when you are visiting Burma. This second largest lake in Burma lies nearly 3,000 feet above the sea level and it is home to world famous... Continue Reading →

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